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    Second Extraordinary Session of AU STC-CCIT to Hold

    Date published: 14 July 2019

    The Second Extraordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Communication and ICT (CCIT) is held on July 17, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The session will be preceded by a meeting of experts on July 15-16.

    The session aims at discussing the digital transformation strategy for Africa and harnessing digital technologies to transform the continentís economies and societies, generate economic growth, create jobs, and reduce inequalities in access to information.

    The CCIT seeks to oversee development and implementation of policies on access to information, freedom of expression and promotion of the capacity of African media. It aims to develop common African e-strategies, discuss resource mobilization and capacity building for implementing the African Regional Action Plan on the Knowledge Economy, promote public investment in ICT infrastructure, and develop frameworks for ICT policy and regulation harmonization in Africa.






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